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Canada has released its 2021 World Juniors roster, and three NY Rangers prospects have made the first cut.

Matthew Robertson (2019 2nd), Braden Schneider (2020 1st), and Dylan Garand (2020 4th) all made the first cut. Garand may have an inside track on a goalie spot. However both Robertson and Schneider are in a big fight for their spots with some heavy competition on defense.

This Canada team is pretty stacked on defense actually. Bowen Byram and Jamie Drysdale are probably shoo-ins, so it’s the rest of the field competing for four starting spots and a few reserve spots. That will be a tough climb.

Three Rangers making the first cut of Canada’s World Junior roster is very good to see. If all three make the team, then that’s a big win for the Rangers and their prospect system.